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Herman Arthur Cook
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1885
Westville
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1961

"Herman Cook, engaged in the livery business in Danville, was born in Westville, this county, in 1885. He is a representative of one of the oldest families of the county, his grandfather, Samuel Cook, being one of the first settlers. He came here from Ohio in pioneer times and settled three miles southeast of Catlin. His son, James P. Cook, the father of Herman Cook, was born in Catlin township in 1855 and throughout his entire life has followed the occupation of farming. He married Miss Evaline O'Neil, whose birth occurred in Georgetown township, Vermilion county, in 1857. Their daughters are: Gertrude; now the wife of Frank L. Downing, a resident of Catlin township ; and Stella and Lena, twins, who are living at home.

Herman Cook, whose name introduces this record, began his education in the district schools and afterward continued his studies in Danville. Early in his business life he became manager of a grocery store, of which he had charge for about four years. He afterward turned his attention to the commission business, with which he was connected for nearly seven years, and on the expiration of that period secured a position in a lumber office, where he remained for three years. At the end of that time he opened a livery stable at Nos. 728 and 730 East Main street and has since carried on the business, which has assumed large proportions. He has a well kept livery barn, a large number of good horses and fine vehicles and has a large amount of the funeral business of the city. He is energetic and determined in all of his business relations and his well directed industry is bringing him substantial success.

Mr. Cook gives his political allegiance to the democratic party but never seeks office as a reward for party fealty. His religious faith is indicated in his membership in the Christian church. He is yet a young man but already has become well established as a factor in business circles in Danville and his salient characteristics are such as promise further success for the future." (History of Vermilion County, Illinois, by H.W. Beckwith, 1879) 
 
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 Parents:
  James P. Cook (1855 - 1932)
  Evaline O'Neal Cook (1857 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Emma Helen Blankenburg Cook (1889 - 1970)
 
 Siblings:
  L. Gertrude Cook Downing (1881 - 1946)*
  Stella Elizabeth Cook Currie (1883 - 1977)*
  Lena Jane Cook (1883 - 1943)*
  Herman Arthur Cook (1885 - 1961)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Spring Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum
Danville
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 15
 
Created by: Lesa Epperson
Record added: Feb 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48920597
 

 
 
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